Since upgrading all our customers to 9.601, a bigger part of them are complaining about RED's re/disconnection in a no-pattern way.
It started for all of them just the night we upgraded to 9.601, and they all are on different ISP's and located different places around the country.
Been with Sophos support for 2 hours today, and now they escalated it to higher grounds.
Will return with an update....
Suspicious entries in the log - but all connected REDs do this before connection:
2019:03:06-15:15:38 fw01-2 red_server: SELF: Cannot do SSL handshake on socket accept from 'xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx': SSL connect accept failed because of handshake problems
2019:03:06-15:15:46 fw01-2 red2ctl: Missing keepalive from reds3:0, disabling peer xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
I know the last line is written before the tunnel disconnects, because there was no "PING/PONG" answer...
One customer has 2 x RD 50, one 1 100% stable and the other fluctuates in random intervals - we replaced this with a new RED 50, but the same thing occurs.
Same issues here after 9.601-5 UTM update. 2x RED50 Rev 1. Drop multiple ISPs at varying intervals and lengths. It was advised to re-create RED in UTM. I have performed this, but problems still persist. I was sent two replacement RED50. The first one has been replaced, a new config created, but problem persists. ISPs modems have been replaced although they were reluctant to do so. One of the REDs wont recognize the presence of ISP on WAN1 at all.
We are losing a lot of productivity and business. We do a sizeable portion of our business via teleconferencing.
The tech alluded to a potential issue with REDs after the update to 9.6.01-5.
My problem is resolved. There is a known issue related to unified firmware.
from su -
cc get red use_unified_firmware
if value returned = 1
cc set red use_unified_firmware 0
reds will update and reboot
confirm value is 0 rerunning get command above
NOT A PERMANENT FIX. The issue needs to be addressed in Sophos UTM firmware permanently.
this also worked for me ...
Today the Tunnel of one RED was down again (with use_unified_firmware = 0). It was the one that was problematic after updating to 9.601-5
Disabling and reenabling the RED did not fix the issue. After switching back to 'unified firmware' alle REDs are UP again (use_unified_firmware = 1)
I think it has to bee something different as the issue still apears after one day (with or without unified firmware). ...
However it is related to version 9.601 as i did not have issues before the update...
Hallo somi and welcome to the UTM Community!
Based on what others have said above, I would push Sophos Support to RMA the failing RED.
Cheers - Bob
thanks, we already replaced that RED with a brand new RED 15 - same thing.
I have had the same issues described.
I was issued an RMA and got a new RED50 box.
it bricked again within 12 hours.
i am trying to connect a RED 15 to our UTM with 9.6.01 Firmware (SG115) the first time now and get the same error now:
SELF: Cannot do SSL handshake on socket accept from 'xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx': SSL connect accept failed because of handshake problems.
Do you know when Sophos will fix this and release a new Firmware fot UTM and RED?
Did you try James Stoy's solution above - switch to MTU1400 and disable/enable the RED? If that didn't work Sophos may want to RMA the 15.
yes, not i tried it out, MTU 1400
Its a different error in the log now, but it does stikll no connect:
2019:04:26-08:27:33 fw red_server: SELF: (Re-)loading device configurations2019:04:26-08:27:36 fw red2ctl: Overflow happened on reds1:02019:04:26-08:27:36 fw red2ctl: Missing keepalive from reds1:0, disabling peer xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx2019:04:26-08:28:41 fw red_server: SELF: New connection from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx with ID XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (cipher AES256-GCM-SHA384), rev1<30>Apr 26 08:28:41 red_server: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX: connected OK, pushing config2019:04:26-08:28:45 fw red_server: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX: command 'CON_CLOSE reason=fallback_config'2019:04:26-08:28:45 fw red_server: id="4202" severity="info" sys="System" sub="RED" name="RED Tunnel Down" red_id="XXXXXXXXXXXXXX" forced="1"2019:04:26-08:28:45 fw red_server: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX is disconnected.
I have an open ticket at the german Sophos premium support, but still not solution.
Need to get it running for a homeoffice start in May.
Have you tried the "disable unified firmware" fix yet? Most users who have tried the MTU 1400 fix state that disabling the unified firmware works for them.
See the answer from FormerMember for more details.
Let us know, if not I'm afraid it is an RMA.
yes, the Sophos Support did this first, but it did not help.
It's very strange for me that the Sophos (Premium) Support does not know an anser and does not help me in any way.
Looks like UTM-RED15 is a non working combination and they prefer XG.
Reinhold, Premium support just means (in Europe) that you can contact Support directly instead of having to go through the Sophos Partner you purchased from. You still get the lowest level of support personnel to start with. Thousands of RED 15s are working well with UTMs. You will want to request escalation.
yes, i know, it sounds better than it is.
In the meantime the Support did point me to the new UTM Firmware 9.602-3, released tonight on the ftp site.
But it does not help. Now its escalated.
still no solution, RED15 does not connect to SG115 with Firmware 9.602-3, it trys to connect and at the end says "is disconnected"
Sophos escalted it to special team and they work on a fix for this new bug. No infor when it will be available
Too bad that this happens right now, i need a Homeoffice VPN for an employee since 1rst May.
have you tried with unified firmware = 0 just to see if it's the issue or you are facing other problems with the RED?
My issues with RED 50's have been solved with 9.602 AND unified firmware = 1